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Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior...Show More Summary

US axe-attack suspect 'self-radicalised'

New York police describe Zane Thompson's social media posts as "anti-government, anti Western, anti-white."

Drone strikes 'al-Qaeda stronghold' in Yemen

Deadly strike comes as Shia Houthi rebels make advances on Radaa city as they go after al-Qaeda territory.

I Want My Damn Hoverboard

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

With the floating skateboards of 1989’s ‘Back to the Future Part II’ about to become a reality, The Daily Beast looks at twelve more innovations that the world desperately needs.

Taylor Swift’s Wildly Addictive ‘1989’

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The 24-year-old’s latest album is chock full of hits and hands-down the best pop record of the year. Good luck shaking these tunes off.

Lebanese army battles gunmen in Tripoli

Clashes rock city's old market, which has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

There's an International Soccer Tournament Where All the Players Are Homeless

"A homeless soccer team? What?" That's what Shane Bullock, 26, recalls thinking when a coach came by his San Francisco shelter last fall to recruit players. Now, a year later, he's in Santiago, Chile, representing the United States against...Show More Summary

Google exec Alan Eustace makes record skydive from edge of space

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere — some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a “senior vice president of knowledge” at Google, was...

The Only Way for Democrats to Win

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

There’s still time for the Democrats to put GOP opponents on the defensive by saying “I want to rebuild America, and my opponent doesn’t.”

Johann Lamont: a necessary defenestration

6 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Poor Johann Lamont, the leader of Scottish Labour leader who was always out of her depth and no time more so than during the referendum campaign when the Tory leader Ruth Davidson clearly outshone her. The BBC headline writer’s verdict is cruel  but accurate: Johann Lamont resignation: A leader without influence The post referendum message more...

Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby ‘Obama’

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama. Desperate to flee the flashpoint Syrian border town, the heavily pregnant mother, her husband and six other children made...

Israeli troops kill US-Palestinian teen in West Bank

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Washington confirmed that a Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops was a US citizen — the second time this week an American child has fallen victim to the ongoing conflict. The army said that the youth killed Friday had been about to hurl a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the...

Iran hangs 26-year-old woman in defiance of international campaign to spare her life

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor’s office as...

Map: Are these Russia’s secret Ebola labs?

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The Washington Post's Joby Warrick has a fascinating investigation into the Soviet military laboratories where Moscow once sought to weaponize biological agents, including Ebola. Talking to U.S. researchers and experts, Warrick tries to lift the lid on a secretive -- and somewhat terrifying -- set of projects in which Soviet scientists tried to make strains of various […]

Map: Are these Russia’s secret Ebola labs?

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The Washington Post's Joby Warrick has a fascinating investigation into the Soviet military laboratories where Moscow once sought to weaponize biological agents, including Ebola. Talking to U.S. researchers and experts, Warrick tries...Show More Summary

Korea leaflet launch grounded by egg-throwers

South Koreans living near border say protest balloons sent into North by activists put them at risk of retaliation.

Sinn Fein’s contradictory stance between the moral certainty of the Provisionals and its modern promises to Ireland?

8 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

In 1997 Ray Burke informed RTE after his hour long session in the Dail that ‘the line is in the sand, from this day on this is D day, I move on’. Within a month he resigned as Minister for Foreign Affairs following an allegation of corruption which led to the setting up of what became the Flood Tribunal. Burke more...

Pull Up a Chair — and putting your feet up

What do you do when you need to turn down life’s volume for a brief respite? I find it difficult to turn off the newsfeeds, yet in a week like this one the news from around the world, and here at home, is overwhelming; seems like it’s getting worse, and worser. So stepping back for [...]

Megan Mahoney Charged With 30 Counts Of Statutory Rape, Released Without Bail

Sometimes, there’s a calm between storms. The Latin Post is reporting that since Monday, when Megan Mahoney was charged with 30 counts of Statutory Rape, both Mahoney and attorney Eric Nelson have made no public comments, nor has Moore Catholic High School. Show More Summary

Uruguayan vote rests on a knife-edge

Party of outgoing President Mujica leading in polls but no party expected to secure enough votes to win in first round.

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